Thanksgiving Offering
Nov
18
8:00 AM08:00

Thanksgiving Offering

The Thanksgiving Offering benefits the Colleges, Universities, Seminaries, and Divinity Houses affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). These learning communities are an extension of the church, challenging students to understand and respond to God’s call to serve.

From the very beginnings of the movement, Disciples have founded institutions of higher learning, encouraging students in their intellectual pursuits. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is still committed to higher education. Your gift to the Thanksgiving Offering helps underwrite the education of students attending one of our 14 undergraduate institutions and our seven seminaries or divinity houses.

Learn more and download resources to promote this offering.
Learn more about Disciples Colleges & Universities or Disciples Theological Education.

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10th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov
22
11:30 AM11:30

10th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner

The members of Affton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) continue a community outreach project that began 10 years ago - to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The number of meals served has increased from 50 in 2008 to over 500 meals in 2017. The mission is to provide a meal and place for people who don’t want to be alone on Thanksgiving Day or are unable to afford a holiday meal for themselves or their families. ACC will also deliver meals in a limited area to homebound community members. Those interested in meal delivery or transportation to/from the church are asked to call ahead by November 20th (314.631.5777). Over 100 volunteers come together to make this special day happen, many of whom do not attend ACC. These are simply kind-hearted souls who want to “’pay it forward.” Some local area businesses also participate by donating goods and services that supplement the ACC outreach funds designated to support this important annual event.

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Thanksgiving Offering
Nov
25
8:00 AM08:00

Thanksgiving Offering

The Thanksgiving Offering benefits the Colleges, Universities, Seminaries, and Divinity Houses affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). These learning communities are an extension of the church, challenging students to understand and respond to God’s call to serve.

From the very beginnings of the movement, Disciples have founded institutions of higher learning, encouraging students in their intellectual pursuits. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is still committed to higher education. Your gift to the Thanksgiving Offering helps underwrite the education of students attending one of our 14 undergraduate institutions and our seven seminaries or divinity houses.

Learn more and download resources to promote this offering.
Learn more about Disciples Colleges & Universities or Disciples Theological Education.

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Young Adult Winter Retreat
Jan
4
to Jan 6

Young Adult Winter Retreat

This is a great opportunity for college students and young adults to come and get away for a weekend over winter break. There will be a worship leader for Bible study and worship, time to relax and just hang out, to play games and enjoy the outdoors in the winter season.

Our United Church of Christ partners in the Missouri Mid-South Conference invite us to this retreat at Camp MoVal.

See flyer for more information. Registration deadline is December 21, 2018.

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Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciling Justice Ministries Training
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciling Justice Ministries Training

  • South Street Christian Church - Springfield (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During this two-day event, both the introductory AR/PR training as well as a newly developed Organizing session will be held.

To attend the Organizing session, you must have attended an introductory session elsewhere previously.

More details about specific schedule, price, and registration will be posted as they become available.

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Rural Ministry Now
Feb
9
9:30 AM09:30

Rural Ministry Now

The Methodist Churches of northeast Missouri are putting on the third “Rural Ministry Now” conference, which is focused on the needs and challenges of rural ministry. This conference is one day long and on a Saturday, so that pastors can bring congregants with them. This conference is subsidized by the Mark Twain District, so that every person can attend for $20 dollars a person. The teaching is being done by rural pastors, so that what is presented is practical to our shared context.

This year we will be learning about Rural Poverty, Technology in a Rural Church, and Youth without Paid Staff. Also, we are creating an opportunity for youth to attend and learn about these topics. See the flyer for more information. Registration deadline Feb. 1.

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Boundary Training
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Boundary Training

  • First Christian Church - Brookfield (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are created in and for relationships.  Life-enriching relationships, whether with intimate partners, family, friends, colleagues or parishioners, require healthy boundaries.  This workshop explores the meaning and practice of healthy boundaries in the context of ministry.  It will also identify the signs, dangers, and preventions of boundary violations, including those in today’s social media.  The workshop begins with an assumption that the complexity of relational dynamics in the congregation is one of its greatest possibilities and its greatest challenges for ministry.

Our instructor is Rev. Donna Rose-Heim. She is an ordained Disciple minister and has served both in congregations and on regional staffs. She has been an installed pastor and has served as a transitional interim in several settings. She now serves as a consultant, speaker, trainer and writer. She serves as lead instructor for the Mid-America Region in providing Boundary Training for clergy. She was trained by Dr. Marie Fortune and Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih of the Faith Trust Institute. She is author of “Dream Walking”, which she published in 2007, and “Dream Walking for Kids” published in 2011. She has led numerous retreats about the spiritual life.

Clergy with active ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) must participate in such a boundary training session every three years. The $55 registration fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Register online now

Mail-in registration form: Word format - pdf format

The Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ also offers boundary training that fulfills the Disciples requirement. Find their schedule here.

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Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training

This entry level Anti-racism training is provided by our Mid-America Regional Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism team. The schedule includes speakers, video, interactive experiences and conversation. Attendees will learn to:

  • Name and understand key terms/concepts related to racism

  • Describe current and historic examples of institutional racism, white privilege, civil and human rights in the U.S.

  • Explore and articulate biblical foundations for justice ministry

  • Engage in informed dialogue about current issues of racism and work toward reconciliation in the U.S. and in local communities

  • Begin to develop personal and community-based “Next Steps” to address systemic racism in participants’ own communities.

The $50 fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Plan to arrive and check in by 8:45am so training can begin promptly at 9:00.
Check-in opens at 8:15am.

Register Online

Mail-in registration form: Word format - pdf format

Learn more about Mid-America Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism.
Learn more about Disciples Reconciliation Ministry.

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Association of Disciple Musicians Conference
Jul
7
to Jul 12

Association of Disciple Musicians Conference

  • Webster Groves Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are so excited that this wonderful annual conference will take place here in Mid-America this year! The event will feature distinguished Disciples, Dr. Ron Allen & Linda McKiernan-Allen as Worship Clinicians and Andra Moran as Emerging Worship Clinician.

Join us at Webster Groves CC in St. Louis. Find all the information and register here.

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Boundary Training
Jul
10
9:00 AM09:00

Boundary Training

  • Central Christian Church - Springfield (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a second level “Boundaries & Beyond” course, requiring previous participation in a first level boundary training course. It will cover topics such as boundaries & internet, social media, self-care, and privilege & responsibility.

Our instructor is Rev. Katrina Palan.

Clergy with active ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) must participate in a boundary training session every three years. The $55 registration fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Register online now

Mail-in registration form: Word format - pdf format

The Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ also offers boundary training that fulfills the Disciples requirement. Find their schedule here.

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General Assembly
Jul
20
to Jul 24

General Assembly

This is our biennial national gathering. Information will be posted here as it becomes available. 

Find information here about nominating members of the 2019-2021 Moderator Team and the Class of 2023 of the General Board (due November 2), as well as submitting resolutions for consideration at the Assembly (due January 2).

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Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Training
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Training

This entry level Anti-racism training is provided by our Mid-America Regional Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism team. The schedule includes speakers, video, interactive experiences and conversation. Attendees will learn to:

  • Name and understand key terms/concepts related to racism

  • Describe current and historic examples of institutional racism, white privilege, civil and human rights in the U.S.

  • Explore and articulate biblical foundations for justice ministry

  • Engage in informed dialogue about current issues of racism and work toward reconciliation in the U.S. and in local communities

  • Begin to develop personal and community-based “Next Steps” to address systemic racism in participants’ own communities.

The $50 fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Plan to arrive and check in by 8:45am so training can begin promptly at 9:00.
Check-in opens at 8:15am.

Register Online

Mail-in registration form: Word format - pdf format

Learn more about Mid-America Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism.
Learn more about Disciples Reconciliation Ministry.

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Boundary Training
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Boundary Training

  • Second Christian Church - Jefferson City (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are created in and for relationships.  Life-enriching relationships, whether with intimate partners, family, friends, colleagues or parishioners, require healthy boundaries.  This workshop explores the meaning and practice of healthy boundaries in the context of ministry.  It will also identify the signs, dangers, and preventions of boundary violations, including those in today’s social media.  The workshop begins with an assumption that the complexity of relational dynamics in the congregation is one of its greatest possibilities and its greatest challenges for ministry.

Our instructor is Rev. Donna Rose-Heim. She is an ordained Disciple minister and has served both in congregations and on regional staffs. She has been an installed pastor and has served as a transitional interim in several settings. She now serves as a consultant, speaker, trainer and writer. She serves as lead instructor for the Mid-America Region in providing Boundary Training for clergy. She was trained by Dr. Marie Fortune and Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih of the Faith Trust Institute. She is author of “Dream Walking”, which she published in 2007, and “Dream Walking for Kids” published in 2011. She has led numerous retreats about the spiritual life.

Clergy with active ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) must participate in such a boundary training session every three years. The $55 registration fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Register online now

Mail-in registration form: Word format - pdf format

The Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ also offers boundary training that fulfills the Disciples requirement. Find their schedule here.

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Izola Jones Lecture Series
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

Izola Jones Lecture Series

  • First Christian Church - Boonville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are pleased to announce that Dr. M. Eugene  Boring is returning for the second time to lead the Izola Jones Annual Lectureship. The event is open to all, free of charge and is a good source of continuing education for ministers.

The theme to be considered this year is "What Is A Gospel" with special emphasis on the Gospel of Luke. Dr. Boring teaches that the gospel genre is a combination of historical, biographical and theological material uniquely adapted to the need of the early church and to the benefit of following generations. Knowledge of the formation of gospel is a helpful tool to aid in an understanding of the Christian faith.

Please use this form to register.

Note this event was originally scheduled for September 22.

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Ministries With and For Older Adults
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Ministries With and For Older Adults

  • First Christian Church - Mt. Vernon (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Intentionally developing and fully utilizing the great wisdom, faith and experience of older adults is critical to the mission of churches today. Clearly, older adults are an essential resource for the Church, and have much to offer to its mission, not only in regular giving in the offering plate, but in life experience, faith formation and active involvement in the community.

It is essential for us to finds ways to develop a comprehensive plan to raise awareness and address the emerging crises in health, caregiving and faith issues, which cross generational and economic lines. There are many congregations seeking to develop more comprehensive approaches to such a ministry.

This program is made possible at no charge to participants by the Rickman Legacy Leadership Development Fund and will be led by Jan Aerie, MS, family counselor and gerontologist. 

Lunch is included. Other opportunities are at Millersburg Christian Church in Fulton on September 30 and Monroe City Christian Church on October 13. 

Learn more about the program.
Event flyer.
Register online.

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Boundary Training
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Boundary Training

  • First Christian Church - Windsor (new location!) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are created in and for relationships.  Life-enriching relationships, whether with intimate partners, family, friends, colleagues or parishioners, require healthy boundaries.  This workshop explores the meaning and practice of healthy boundaries in the context of ministry.  It will also identify the signs, dangers, and preventions of boundary violations, including those in today’s social media.  The workshop begins with an assumption that the complexity of relational dynamics in the congregation is one of its greatest possibilities and its greatest challenges for ministry.

Our instructor is Rev. Donna Rose-Heim. She is an ordained Disciple minister and has served both in congregations and on regional staffs. She has been an installed pastor and has served as a transitional interim in several settings. She now serves as a consultant, speaker, trainer and writer. She serves as lead instructor for the Mid-America Region in providing Boundary Training for clergy. She was trained by Dr. Marie Fortune and Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih of the Faith Trust Institute. She is author of “Dream Walking”, which she published in 2007, and “Dream Walking for Kids” published in 2011. She has led numerous retreats about the spiritual life.

Clergy with active ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) must participate in such a boundary training session every three years. The $55 registration fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Register online now
Mail-in registration form

The Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ also offers boundary training that fulfills the Disciples requirement. Find their schedule here.

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Mid-America Men to Encounter Soularize 2018 - Soul Purpose: Inhabiting Our Unique Psycho-Ecological Niche
Oct
18
to Oct 21

Mid-America Men to Encounter Soularize 2018 - Soul Purpose: Inhabiting Our Unique Psycho-Ecological Niche

This event is in partnership with Illuman and the Center for Action and Contemplation. Beginning and ending times are approximate and will be confirmed upon registration.

Everyone yearns for—and needs—a purpose that can be embodied, a meaning that can be lived. Our gathering will help us look at our purpose from a very different vantage point rarely considered: that of the more-than-human world. How can we more fully engage this essential realm of purpose, personally and communally, in the unfolding of the world’s story in this liminal time and space? 

Noted author, wilderness guide, and depth psychologist, Bill Plotkin, will be our guide at Soularize on this exciting and challenging journey. Visit event website for more information. 

For scholarship availability, please contact Brad Pickel, Illuman Administrator.

Regional Minister, the Rev. Dr. Paul Koch has coordinated transportation so we can ride together. Please let him know if you may be interested at paul.ccma@sbcglobal.net or 636-221-7065.  

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Ministries With and For Older Adults
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Ministries With and For Older Adults

Intentionally developing and fully utilizing the great wisdom, faith and experience of older adults is critical to the mission of churches today. Clearly, older adults are an essential resource for the Church, and have much to offer to its mission, not only in regular giving in the offering plate, but in life experience, faith formation and active involvement in the community.

It is essential for us to finds ways to develop a comprehensive plan to raise awareness and address the emerging crises in health, caregiving and faith issues, which cross generational and economic lines. There are many congregations seeking to develop more comprehensive approaches to such a ministry.

This program is made possible at no charge to participants by the Rickman Legacy Leadership Development Fund and will be led by Jan Aerie, MS, family counselor and gerontologist. 

Please note this session was originally scheduled for 9-1. Lunch is included. Other opportunities are at Millersburg Christian Church on September 30 and First Christian Church in Mt. Vernon on October 27. 

Learn more about the program.
Register online.

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Reconciliation Special Offering
Oct
7
8:00 AM08:00

Reconciliation Special Offering

The Special Offering is used to fund our Church’s mission imperative to become an pro-reconciling and anti-racist church utilizing  experiential education, inclusive worship and intentional dialogue. Our efforts to promote healing, relationship and restoration in the whole family of God are enlivened by funds from this offering. Through it we are able to provide programs for leadership development, curriculum for dialogue and learning, and partnerships within the Church and our communities. Learn more>

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Racial Justice Summit
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Racial Justice Summit

  • Webster Groves Christian Church - STL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Please plan to join us for this important event brought to us by our Mid-America Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciling Justice Ministries!

Former General Minister & President Sharon Watkins will be the keynote speaker. 

Qualifies for clergy continuing education (but does not meet the specific PR/AR training requirement due every three years). See event flyer. $25 includes lunch. Register online now! 

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Golf Tournament
Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Golf Tournament

  • Westborough Country Club - St. Louis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Webster Groves Christian Church invites all to this golf tournament to benefit one of its outreach ministry partners, Kirkwood Area Every Child Promise.

The organization’s mission is to ensure that all Kirkwood Children and families are prepared for success as they enter Kindergarten. This includes scholarships, educational opportunities, nutrition programs, and enhanced access to health and mental health services.

See the event flyer for details.

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Ministries With and For Older Adults
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Ministries With and For Older Adults

  • Millersburg Christian Church - Fulton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Intentionally developing and fully utilizing the great wisdom, faith and experience of older adults is critical to the mission of churches today. Clearly, older adults are an essential resource for the Church, and have much to offer to its mission, not only in regular giving in the offering plate, but in life experience, faith formation and active involvement in the community.

It is essential for us to finds ways to develop a comprehensive plan to raise awareness and address the emerging crises in health, caregiving and faith issues, which cross generational and economic lines. There are many congregations seeking to develop more comprehensive approaches to such a ministry.

This program is made possible at no charge to participants by the Rickman Legacy Leadership Development Fund and will be led by Jan Aerie, MS, family counselor and gerontologist. 

Other opportunities are at Monroe City Christian Church on October 13 and First Christian Church in Mt. Vernon on October 27. 

Learn more about the program.
Register online.

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Reconciliation Special Offering
Sep
30
8:00 AM08:00

Reconciliation Special Offering

The Special Offering is used to fund our Church’s mission imperative to become an pro-reconciling and anti-racist church utilizing  experiential education, inclusive worship and intentional dialogue. Our efforts to promote healing, relationship and restoration in the whole family of God are enlivened by funds from this offering. Through it we are able to provide programs for leadership development, curriculum for dialogue and learning, and partnerships within the Church and our communities. Learn more>

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Pulliam Farm BBQ & Silent Auction
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Pulliam Farm BBQ & Silent Auction

The Pulliam Farm located northeast of Lathrop First Christian Church is having a Welcome to the Farm day on Saturday, September 22. The event will begin at 3:00 and hamburgers and hotdogs will be served at 5:30. Games, fellowship, hay rides, and a silent auction will be held as part of the fundraiser. 

The silent auction will be highlighted by a beautifully designed hand made quilt of fall colors. The auction will close at 6:30 pm Saturday evening. Email Richard Canaday at cbr68rc@grm.net, with a bid containing the amount, your phone number, and address, and you will be updated asap. Should you win the bid shipping will be free.

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Mid-America Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Mid-America Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training

  • First Christian Church - Carrollton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This entry level Anti-racism training is provided by our Mid-America Regional Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism team. The schedule includes speakers, video, interactive experiences and conversation. Attendees will learn to:

  • Name and understand key terms/concepts related to racism

  • Describe current and historic examples of institutional racism, white privilege, civil and human rights in the U.S.

  • Explore and articulate biblical foundations for justice ministry

  • Engage in informed dialogue about current issues of racism and work toward reconciliation in the U.S. and in local communities

  • Begin to develop personal and community-based “Next Steps” to address systemic racism in participants’ own communities.

The $50 fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Plan to arrive and check in by 8:45am so training can begin promptly at 9:00.
Check-in opens at 8:15am.

Register Online

Learn more about Mid-America Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism.
Learn more about Disciples Reconciliation Ministry.

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Rural Church Summit
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Rural Church Summit

Regional Ministers Katrina Palan and Larry Colvin will lead this session which will include not only worship and fellowship, but the celebration and ministries of churches in rural Mid-America. It will be interactive and will explore where God's Spirit may be leading rural churches in this unique time. Participants will not receive a generic action plan to follow, but will be guided toward creatively re-thinking church vitality in their rural setting.  

$10 registration fee includes all materials and lunch. Register by calling the church at (573) 735-2610. If there's no answer, please leave message with your name, return phone number, congregation, and number of people attending.

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Submissions Due for Preaching at General Assembly
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Submissions Due for Preaching at General Assembly

The General Assembly worship planning team invites sermon submissions focused on the assembly theme, “Abide in Me.” Submissions should be rooted in the John 15:1-5 text that supports that theme.

Any ordained or commissioned minister, along with any seminarian pursuing ordination (under care), within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is eligible to participate. Those interested in being considered for this preaching role should submit a video and manuscript of a 25-30 minute sermon in the language of your choice utilizing John 15: 1-5 as the text. Submissions will be accepted between Aug. 15 and Sept. 15. Submitted videos and manuscripts will be reviewed by the denomination’s premier homiletics professors and the worship planning team. (The panel will translate if necessary.) Incomplete submissions cannot be considered.

Find more information here.

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Rural Church Summit
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Rural Church Summit

  • First Christian Church - Bolivar (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Regional Ministers Katrina Palan and Larry Colvin will lead this session which will include not only worship and fellowship, but the celebration and ministries of churches in rural Mid-America. It will be interactive and will explore where God's Spirit may be leading rural churches in this unique time. Participants will not receive a generic action plan to follow, but will be guided toward creatively re-thinking church vitality in their rural setting.  

Registrations may be made by calling the church office, (417) 326-5304 by August 20. The $10 registration fee includes lunch and materials.

There will be another presentation of this seminar on September 15th at Monroe City Christian Church. Pastors will receive four continuing education hours.

This event was originally scheduled for August 18th but the date was changed 6/27.

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Men's Eco Awareness Workshop
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Men's Eco Awareness Workshop

  • Rockhaven Ecozoic Center - House Springs (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All Disciples Men are welcome to this event at the Rockhaven Ecozoic Center. The fee is $10.

Our theme will center around Eco Awareness and the spirituality that surrounds us in nature.  Jan and  Deza from Rockhaven Ecozoic Center will present. 

Please contact Paul Koch at paul.ccma@sbcglobal.net for more information or to reserve a spot.

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NAPAD Convocation
Aug
8
to Aug 11

NAPAD Convocation

  • First Christian Church - Portland, OR (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The theme for this year's North American Pacific/Asian Disciples Convocation is One in Christ: Growing into Unity with it biblical reference to Ephesians 4:13.

Registration deadline is July 15. Find information here.

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Reconciliation Grant Applications Due
Aug
1
9:00 AM09:00

Reconciliation Grant Applications Due

Purpose of Reconciliation Grant Program: The Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Ministry seeks grant proposals for projects to further the work of dismantling racism. Successful projects and funding requests will target the systemic problems of race in our communities and churches. In accordance with Resolution 0731 (2007 General Assembly), entitled Recommendations Concerning Reconciliation Mission, grants under this program are to intended to combat racism and its root, systemic causes and be used for anti-poverty works only if such works contribute directly to the work of racial justice and reconciliation.

Application
Learn more about the Mid-America Justice Ministries.

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Community Clergy Training to Support Veterans Mental Health
Jul
30
to Jul 31

Community Clergy Training to Support Veterans Mental Health

  • Mercy Conference & Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Clergy Training was developed to support Rural Veterans Mental Health and is now expanding into urban and suburban areas. Clergy members, chaplains, and spiritual or holistic social care professionals are an important contact point for Veterans in the community. Sometimes clergy and lay ministers aren’t aware of the Veterans in their area or how they might help a Veteran and their family following deployment. They may recognize Veterans who are struggling in their return to civilian life, but not know how to support them.

The Mercy Conference and Retreat Center and National Chaplain Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with support from The Daughters of Charity invite you to attend a free interactive training. This free training does require registration. Find all the information here.

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Stories and Songs for a Green Earth
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Stories and Songs for a Green Earth

Fran Stallings, internationally acclaimed storyteller and musician, will be presenting a concert, “Stories and Songs for a Green Earth” on Tuesday, July 24. 7:00 p.m. at Olivet Christian Church, 1991 S. Olivet Road, Columbia (3 miles east of Columbia on Highway WW/Broadway). The program is free and open to all ages; donations are welcome.   For more information visit: olivetchristian.org

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Christian Regional Youth (CRY) Festival
Jul
23
to Jul 26

Christian Regional Youth (CRY) Festival

  • Marianist Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event is for anyone just finishing grade 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12. This will be our first year at the Marianist Retreat Center in Eureka. 

The theme for CRY 2018 is 'Be the rEVOLution' based on Proverbs 10:12 "Hate stirs up conflict, but love covers all offenses." The keynote speaker is the Rev. Ayanna Johnson Watkins; Rev. Watkins come to CRY from Memphis, TN where she is currently the Director of the NBA incubate Initiative with the greater Christian Church DOC. The Festival will also offer workshops on relevant topics, such as sacred conversations on race and racism, world religions, sexual integrity, social justice and activism, table talk on hot topics, Biblical interpretation, planning and leading worship, dealing with teen drama, and more.

Invitation/description letter from adult leader Kris Milliron.
Event flyer.

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